A program in avionics technology can teach students how to install, test, maintain and repair equipment in airplanes, helicopters and spacecraft. Certificate, diploma and degree programs in avionics are available at community colleges, technical schools and universities.
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The schools profiled here include three universities and one community college with relevant undergraduate programs in avionics maintenance and repair. These schools are notable for their comprehensive training in the field and the fact that they prepare students for industry certifications.
Hampton University in Hampton, VA
|School Highlight: Hampton University offers 48 bachelor degree programs and 23 master degree programs, in addition to 8 doctorate programs, 4 associate degree programs and 5 certificates.|
For 2017, Hampton University was ranked #18 among regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. At Hampton, students can enroll in a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Electronic Systems program. Once enrolled, students take courses in electrical engineering and learn how to work with hydraulic, electric and mechanical aviation systems.
Lewis University in Romeoville, IL
|School Highlight: 97% of students receive financial aid.|
As of 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Lewis University #24 among regional universities in the Midwest. The university offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management with a specialization in avionics. Students who complete the program also receive an airframe and power plant certificate and Lewis University Maintenance certificate approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL
|School Highlight: Southern Illinois University has 11 different schools and colleges.|
Southern Illinois University is a research-based school that offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technologies with a specialization in avionics. The school also offers a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management that includes training in avionics technology.
Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, GA
|School Highlight: The school offers diploma and certificate programs in avionics.|
Atlanta Technical College offers a number of aviation maintenance technology programs. Students can earn an associate degree in aviation maintenance technology. The school also offers two diplomas and four certificates in the field. The programs range in length from two to ten semesters. They prepare students for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe certification exams or the General Radio Operating License (GROL) exam. Courses include both theoretical studies and hands-on training in the field.
Top Avionics Repair and Maintenance Schools
These colleges and universities also offer avionics repair and maintenance training:
- At Baton Rouge Community College in Baton Rouge, LA, the Division of Transportation Tech offers various degree and certificate programs including Helicopter Flight Instructor and Helicopter Pilot Operation.
- Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, FL, offers various degrees, including an AS in Aviation Management and an AS in Professional Pilot Technology.
- Cochise College in Douglas, AZ, offers an Avionics Tech Certificate, an AAS in Avionics Technology and an AAS in Electronics Technology.
- At Middle Georgia State University in Macon, GA, the School of Aviation offers a BS in Business Admin with aviation concentrations, and there are also AAS and certificate programs in aviation available to students.
- Texas State Technical College in Waco, TX, offers training in a real avionics repair facility.
- Vincennes University in Vincennes, IN, was founded by President Harrison.
Whether students are looking for a full degree program or a career-focused technical diploma or certificate, there are a number of schools with strong offerings in avionics repair and maintenance. Some have even earned high rankings from U.S. News & World Report for 2017.